Taking good care of your teeth is extremely important. The consequences of losing your natural teeth can be costly and life changing. Twice-daily brushing & flossing removes particulate buildup from foods, as well as bacteria that can cause cavities. Although these substances continue to accumulate on a daily basis, regular effective home care can protect teeth and gums from their damaging effects. A semi-annual hygiene therapy appointment will eliminate otherwise hard to remove dental plaque that can accumulate and calcify, leading to serious periodontal problems and potential tooth loss.
Your teeth can last a lifetime if you practice good, continuing home dental care together with semi-annual professional hygiene therapy. Problem is that too many people who suffer with tooth decay and periodontal diseases never learned to brush and floss correctly.